Two terrorists found with freshly minted Rs 2000 gunned down by Security forces on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The police said that the terrorist had Rs 15000 in cash, including two notes of the new Rs 2000 and Rs160, Rs100 notes. Police said that they were killed in a gunfight with security forces that went for hours. Both are suspected to be from the Pakistan- based group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Terrorists were gunned down by joint operation of Police and army
According to an Indian Army spokesperson in Srinagar, a joint operation was launched by the army and the local police based on specific information in Hajin in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Both forces were gunned down two militants in an encounter which ended after hours.
Police are investigating where from they got counterfeit notes of freshly minted Rs 2000
Tuesday’s incident came a day after four armed and masked men entered a state-run bank in Malpora and escaped with Rs 13lakh in cash, mostly were banned notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, as per the ANI report. Before that incident, the same incident which the masked men robbed a bank of Rs 2.25lakh in Kulgam district on October 25
In Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unexpected announcement on November 8 on the abolishment of high denomination banknotes, he cited as one of the key targets of the denomination drive militants allegedly funded by duplicate Indian currency from Pakistan. Still, it is unclear how they two militants came to possess the new banknotes, just after the two weeks after they launched.